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Minutes of the September 13, 2013 Meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

This meeting was the inaugural meeting of the new membership of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB). SEAB members heard opening remarks by Secretary Moniz and the Co-Chairs John Deutch and Persis Drell. The first agenda item was the charge from the Secretary to the Board to form two task forces. The first task force is charged with reviewing DOE’s funding constructs. The second is charged to advise the Quadrennial Energy Review project. The next agenda item was a presentation by Steve Binkley and Senior Advisor Dimitri Kusnezov on Exascale Computing, a potential topic for a future task force. Following the presentation, Chief of Staff Kevin Knobloch, EPSA Director Melanie Kenderdine, and Deputy Director of EPSA Jonathan Pershing gave a presentation on the President’s Climate Action Plan. Following public comment, the meeting was adjourned.